These highly detailed black and white surreal illustrations are by Dzmitryi Kashtalyan, he is an illustrator, artist and street artist from Minsk, Belarus. He specializes in black and white hand-drawn illustrations using mostly; watercolor paper, ink, and isograph pens. This particular set of illustrations were created between 2017 and 2018. I have also included his descriptions above my favorite pieces, be sure to check out Dzmitryi’s website to see a more detailed overview!
Far Side of the Moon
We still do not know for sure what is happening on the far side of the Moon. Most probably, we will not get the answer soon, so it is anyone’s guess. Here is a little fantasy on that subject.
Tit and Crane
The graphics work, which was designed to maximize the success of the person it belongs to. Most likely, only those who speak Russian will understand it without description, therefore I will briefly explain. There is a proverb: “It is better to have a tit in your hands than a crane in the sky”. The meaning is this: it is better to really have little than to hope for something in the future, to aspire to have something bigger, better, but difficult to achieve or, most often, not attainable at all. As I strive for something more than I have and I can, I slightly altered this expression. In my work, both the crane and the tits are caught, which I wish all of you.
I think many people heard that to grow and get results in any field, to become successful, one needs to constantly make extra efforts. Sounds easy: get out of your comfort zone, work on yourself, and the result will not keep you waiting. Is it really so? I personally can say that it is extremely difficult but interesting. However, when you systematically live in such a rhythm, it becomes easier. What seemed impossible yesterday, today becomes the norm of life. Yes, everyone is in a different situation, in different mental and physical condition and, accordingly, the boundary behind which the extra effort begins is different, but all humans can do more than they do and become better than they are. It is important to realize this, and the most important is to act. One more essential factor on the way out of the comfort zone is luck. You can even win the jackpot in the lottery, and to achieve the goal will be much easier. Nevertheless, to win, you also need to make an effort: get off the couch and buy a lottery ticket.